Little Ditties: 20 Short But Sweet Classic Rock Songs That Leave Us Wanting More


8. Neil Young “Cripple Creek Ferry” (1:33)

The final song on 1970’s After the Gold Rush was originally written to be part of a soundtrack Young was creating for the uncompleted film of the same name, and delivers a hopeful respite to an album filled with melancholy songs.


7. Pink Floyd “Pigs on the Wing 1” (1:25)

The first part of the two-part song on 1977’s concept album Animals is a love song written by Roger Waters for his new wife at the time, Lady Carolyne Christie. The song (along with “Pigs on the Wing 2”) is lighter/softer and stands in stark contrast to the other 3 dark songs on the album.

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